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Education

  • Discovery students learn much on trip

        HEBRON ESTATES - Hebron Middle’s Discovery School, living up to the program’s name, took a very long field trip on Spring Break.
        Fifteen Discovery School students, with nine adult chaperones, participated in an educational trek to Costa Rica.
        Principal Kelland Garland said all Discovery School students were eligible to participate in the trip, which was based exclusively on science and biodiversity education.

  • Bullitt Alternative Center earns second straight distinction mark

     The Bullitt Alternative Center has achieved Program of Distinction status in Kentucky for the second consecutive year.

    School districts nominated their programs for recognition based on criteria developed by KDE and the Innovative Pathways for Success Cadre. A four-member panel screened the applications and the finalists received site visits from a four-member team.

  • Campbellsville University honors Bullitt County teachers of the year

     CAMPBELLSVILLE -- “I hope you are proud of yourselves and your accomplishments. Today is a day to celebrate you,”  Rhonda Sims, associate commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education, told the 199 teachers from 70 school districts throughout Kentucky honored by Campbellsville University, teaching is an important job, a hard job and a challenging job.

  • Students in many grades to receive Chromebooks in fall

        Bullitt County Public Schools has started a 1:1 Chromebook initiative called “Access 24”.
    This initiative is in an effort to embrace 21st Century Learning. Students will be using Chromebooks in the classroom as a part of routine instruction each day.

  • Bullitt Central FFA has fun but busy summer

        The FFA State Convention was three fun and compelling days for FFA members all across Kentucky to meet and greet other chapters.
        The members had a blast going to a dance and a concert by Jericho Woods; but during all the excitement, they took workshops and listened to sessions that would benefit them for their future careers and lives.
        The workshops ranged in topics from how to write a resume and building community development.

  • Anderson enjoying her time teaching; listened as friends questioned her choice

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Fay Anderson has always lived a life of inclusion.

    A South Carolinian Duke-lover, Anderson grew up in a community where inclusion was the social norm. The eldest daughter of a military man, Anderson and her family lived in a community with other military families. Her childhood was controlled, yet comfortable, she said.

    With the dream to coach girls basketball, Anderson went on to Newberry College and the University of South Carolina to obtain a business degree and masters in Business Education.

  • Stark part of state program to prepare district leaders

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Growing up in New Orleans, Dr. Geneva Stark always knew her career would be as an educator.

    While her career has been diverse, the common thread has always been education.

    During the past year, Stark has been part of a state fellowship which prepares minority educators to become superintendents.

    For the resident of Mount Washington, this fellowship through the state Department of Education has seen her work both in Bullitt and Shelby counties.

  • Overdale’s Usher to lead elementary education

        Overdale Elementary School Principal Adrienne Usher has been chosen district Director of Elementary Education. She succeeds Terry Price who took an administrative position in Henry County.
        “I feel very excited and humbled,” she said. “It is a true honor to be able to continue to lead and serve the staff, students and communities of Bullitt County in this new capacity. I look forward to continuing the great work and progress related to student learning that has allowed BCPS to shine as a leader in education.”

  • District works to attract more minorities to teaching ranks

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Public School System currently has 8 percent minority students of its pupil population of roughly 13,000.
        And, in terms of staff members, that minority number is only 2 percent.
        But the school district’s quest to recruit more minorities to the classroom has nothing to do with numbers or percentages.
        Instead, it is part of the district’s mission to better prepare its students for a global society.

  • Hamilton says goodbye after 32 years in BCPS

      NICHOLS - Bullitt County’s smallest school is saying goodbye to one of its biggest supporters.

    Nichols Elementary principal Sheri Hamilton is retiring after five years at the school, 32 years overall with the Bullitt County Public Schools system. She has also served as BCPS pre-school coordinator during her time at Nichols.

    The long resume is impressive for someone who had intentions of remaining a stay-at-home mom.